dysmelia


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dysmelia

 [dis-me´le-ah]
malformation of a limb or limbs due to disturbance in embryonic development.

dys·me·li·a

(dis-mē'lē-ă),
Congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened limbs. See: amelia, phocomelia.
[dys- + G. melos, limb]

dysmelia

/dys·me·lia/ (dis-mēl´e-ah) anomaly of a limb or limbs resulting from a disturbance in embryonic development.

dysmelia

[dismē′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, dys + melos, limb
an abnormal congenital condition characterized by missing or shortened extremities of the body and associated with abnormalities of the spine in some individuals. It is caused by abnormal metabolism during the embryonic development of the limbs. See also phocomelia.

dys·me·li·a

(dis-mē'lē-ă)
Congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened limbs, sometimes with associated vertebral column abnormalities; caused by metabolic disturbance at the time of primordial limb development.
See: amelia, phocomelia
[dys- + G. melos, limb]

dysmelia

Deficiency or abnormality of the development of the limbs.

dysmelia

congenital absence of foreshortening of extremities, sometimes associated with spinal abnormalities

dysmelia

malformation of a limb or limbs due to disturbance in embryonic development.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dysmelia is the clinical term for congenital limb deficiency.
Gulf News took his case to the doctor, who diagnosed his condition as "phocomelia or, more exactly, dysmelia, which is extremely rare".
Earlier this year, EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre) launched its online arm, DysNet, aimed at building an accessible knowledge-base of information, resources and experts' network specifically for people with limb differences, whether acquired or congenital.
EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre), which operates DysNet, a globally-focused limb-difference online network, has been contacted by two of its member charities, Reach in the UK and Assedea in France, after several disabled youngsters were prevented from riding roller-coasters because they had missing limbs.
Mr Adams-Spink leads both DysNet and its European NGO parent EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre).
The group, who have formed a pan-European Non-Governmental Organisation called EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre), chaired by Thalidomider and former BBC veteran, Geoff Adams-Spink, are making sure that the knowledge they have gained is preserved and built upon.